The Wild Side of Business: Financial Deal Structures Between Landowners & Hunting Outfitters

There are a few common arrangements that tend to define the basic financial arrangements between landowners and hunting outfitters.

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The Wild Side of Business: Business Lessons from COVID-19

For those proprietors who are in the outdoor recreational travel industry, such as hunting and fishing outfitters, and eco-tourism professionals, there are several obvious epiphanies that the COVID-19 experience has granted us. It is up to the business owner to channel these experiences into strategies for catering to clients and creating business safeguards that may perhaps soften the blow in dealing with future challenges.

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COVID-19 Challenges & Silver Linings

Domestically, there are no hunting operations in the U.S. that are fully immune to the impacts of C-19 and a hammered economy. One could surmise that things could have been worse if this C-19 crisis would have hit during the Fall hunting seasons, but none the less, there are some hunting operations that had a large volume of business on their calendar for March, April and May. My business, Wildlife Systems, Inc. (WSI), had roughly ...

Client Retention 101

There are many efficiencies to be gained by a business proprietor through the ability to convert existing business into repeat business.

Business Branding 101

“I’m a big believer in the power of branding and what branding means in terms of public perceptions and how that ties into market perceptions.”

Chasing Blues Through the Texas Chaparral

Blue quail do not observe the finer gamebird principles as bobwhites; rather, they are more rogue and prone to run like members of a gang who are scattering from law dogs.

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The Wild Side of Business: Professionalism in the Hunting and Fishing Business

Professionalism is often easy to recognize when you see it but is a bit more difficult to define. When it comes to the land and outdoors space, professionalism is not the job that you do, but how you do the job.

Mossy Oak Gamekeeper Kennels

While Mossy Oak is now considered the king of camouflage, they’re beginning to make some noise in another industry as well—dog breeding and training.

Listing of the Week: Rancho Estrella

Rancho Estrella occupies over 8,000 acres of South Texas brush country and grassland savanna, in a region celebrated for the quality of its whitetail deer, bobwhite quail and dove hunting.

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Jessie Allen: More Than Miss Wyoming

Jessie Allen shares a story about a way to give thanks, to practice remembrance and honor the process of food retrieval from the wild places of Wyoming.

Controlling the Narrative: The Key to Hunting’s Future

The late Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe once famously said that, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

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Drought-Proofing Mule Deer Herds In Texas

Is it actually possible to insulate mule deer herds in arid environments, such as the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, against the extreme pressures that can be delivered by harsh droughts? The answer is yes, to an extent.

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You Just Bagged a Deer! Now What?

You've waited months, maybe years, for this moment. But now what? The hunting pros at OutdoorHub share six essential tips for what you need to do after shooting a deer.

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What Type of Deer Hunter Are You?

Deer hunters take several shapes and forms, and everyone has their own approach to bagging bucks. Some more successful than others, but to each their own.

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4 Insider Tips for Hunting on Public Land

Here are four simple ideas to keep in mind while hunting public land, brought to you by the experts at OutdoorHub.

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Blue Bulls & Black Beards: A Guide to Hunting Nilgai Antelope

Until recently few hunters knew much, if anything, about nilgai. The cat’s been out of the bag for a number of years now, however, and the popularity of hunting these big, exotic antelope has soared.

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How to Get Your Kids into the Outdoors

The gurus at OutdoorHub offer these five tips for getting your kids outdoors and loving it—probably without even knowing it, or missing their favorite TV show or app to boot!

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Celebrating Hunting and Habitat: Texas Big Game Awards

Since 1990, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) has set itself apart from “big buck” contests by showcasing the vital relationship between hunting and habitat.

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A Good Sport: Texas Coach Leon McNeil Inspires Youth with Outdoor Adventures

Leon McNeil’s passion for the outdoors and especially for passing it on to the next generation made him an obvious choice as an ambassador for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” campaign.

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Keys to Success in the Hunting Business

What are the most important aspects for making your hunting business a success? Our wildlife expert Greg Simons shares his advice based on his decades of experience.